Jude Bellingham became Real Madrid’s biggest investment this summer when he joined the club from Borussia Dortmund earlier this summer.
In a recent interaction with Sky Sports, Bellingham has explained his decision to join Real Madrid, labelling Los Blancos as the biggest club in the world.
“Move to Real Madrid? Firstly, the motivation behind this transfer, I want to be in a club that will be a contender for titles and I want to try to help the team and the club be as great as they have been all this time,” he said.
Bellingham, who is set to wear the number five jersey for Real Madrid next season, went on to double down on his desire to succeed at Santiago Bernabeu.
“This is my chance to be part of the club’s history and that will come soon, because I know the club wants to win and I want to win, so I hope it happens,” he added.
Bellingham further explained how and why Real Madrid were the ideal choice for him, adding, “The club is big and it’s a fantasy when you think about it, but when you add to it, the project they have, it was really important for me to take this step because it’s just the right place for me”.
The former Borussia Dortmund starlet also talked about his success with the English national team, which had played a key role in convincing Real Madrid to splash the cash on him this summer.
“When I’m away from the national team, watching the other players’ careers, but that’s something I’m really proud of. Because of the risks I’ve taken and maybe it will last for a long time, I just try to take things seriously,” he said.
At the age of just 20, Bellingham has indeed won 24 caps for the Three Lions, notably helping his country reach the quarterfinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
When asked if he was keeping tabs on the transfer market, he said: “To be honest, my deal is done and my brother’s deal is done and I couldn’t really care less. I’m just trying to enjoy my brother’s football and enjoy mine. Everyone else, all the best to them.”
Bellingham reacts after Real Madrid 1-0 Union Berlin: “Every day I’m very grateful to be here”
Just over a month into the 2023/24 season, Jude Bellingham is already the toast of the town in Madrid.
Indeed, the 20-year-old midfield prodigy has made a sensational start to life as a Real Madrid player and the story continued last night on his UEFA Champions League debut for the club.
With the game against Union Berlin seemingly headed towards a draw, Bellingham found himself in the right place at the right time to turn home a late winner in stoppage time and send the Santiago Bernabeu into a state of frenzy.
The England international is making it a habit of scoring late winners for Real Madrid and is basking in all the admiration that is coming his way.
Following yet another match-winning performance, which led to him being named the MVP of the game, Bellingham spoke to the club’s media and said:
“It was a good win. It was a tough match, they were very well-organised at the back. It was frustrating at times, but we knew we had to keep insisting and try to find those gaps.
“We missed a lot of chances, but in the end, I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time to score.”
On his dream start to life at Real Madrid with six goals in six games, Bellingham said: “I am very happy. Every day I am very grateful to be here. I come with a smile on my face, happy to learn from my teammates and to keep winning. Winning is the most important objective here.”
“I didn’t expect a start like this. I was confident in doing things well and, so far, it’s going very well. I’ve got my feet firmly on the ground and I’m calm. I hope it continues like this,” he later added.
The 20-year-old sensation also opened up on the goal he scored last night to win it for Los Blancos against Union Berlin, saying:
“I thought I had to follow the ball, just like against Getafe. They’re not aesthetic goals, but you have to be there to score them. Now it’s my turn to take advantage of those moves, but we’re a team and we help each other with the moves. That’s key.”
Talking about the atmosphere at the Santiago Bernabeu on a Champions League night, Bellingham could not hide his joy at experiencing it as he said:
“It’s the best. I thought La Liga was going really well until I heard the noise after the goal. I’m crazy about the support of the fans. You don’t know how big this club is until you are part of it. Hopefully, I’ll be here for many years to come.”
Signing off, he had a few words about Real Madrid’s start to the season, with six wins in six games across all competitions, saying:
“It’s the most important thing. At the beginning of the season, we would have signed it. We have to maintain this level and carry this rhythm into the next game. We all have to continue with this level of play because we have a lot of games ahead of us.”